Question by  Mike28 (18)

How can I care for baby possums?

The mother is dead and I want to take care of them.


Answer by  thurston81 (72)

First they need to be gently warmed and then kept warn. Check the National Possum Society's website.


Answer by  butterflyblonde (250)

They need lots of space and should always have fresh water available. Their diet should consist of fruits, vegetables, and mealworms or crickets. Always have food out. They won't overeat.


Answer by  lmm30 (294)

You should contact a local wildlife rescue to take them or you can get KMR form a pet store and give with an eye dropper


Answer by  Mystwatcher (55)

As with all baby mammals, they must be kept warm and stimulated, but I would highly recommend doing research on baby opossums or contacting a vet for further information.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Possums should be left to the hand of the animal handlers. They are cute but dangerous. They are wild and should not be around children. Usually any park has a animal area where they keep wild animals and left them back into the wild when they are ready.


Answer by  Ace98 (42)

Wrap them in a cloth and hold them against your body. Once warm, place the babies in a box that is lined with a cotton/fleece material (T-shirts and blankets work well) and put the box on a heating pad (set on low). Make sure the babies are only slightly warm to the touch. To ensure survival, call a professional immediately.


Answer by  JJP (360)

Do not take care of them, they are wild animals. Call your local animal control department to see if they can get a trained person to take care of the animals. Do this so that they can go back to their natural habitat quickly. Do not take care of them yourself.

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